Auditor General Colin Younker appears before the public accounts committee in Charlottetown Tuesday. Guardian photo by Brian McInnis
Prince Edward Island taxpayers are on the hunt for a new fiscal watchdog.
After a decade in office, Auditor General Colin Younker has announced he is retiring.
“Over the years, Mr. Younker has distinguished himself as one of the most credible and reliable public servants in the Prince Edward Island government,” Premier Robert Ghiz said on Thursday.
“His diligence has helped government to improve its processes – and his work has served as an important check and balance.”
Over the coming weeks, public advertisements will be placed to seek a replacement for Younker.
Following the selection process, a successful candidate will need to be confirmed through a vote in the Legislative Assembly.
Audit Director Jane MacAdam will serve on an interim basis until a permanent Auditor General is appointed.